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Annabel elsewhere – The Gospel of Loki

For the past couple of months, book reviews have been a bit thinner on the ground because I’ve been reading a lot for the first issue of Shiny New Books. In subsequent issues, we hope to spread out the reviewing a bit more amongst a whole host of wonderful bloggers who are also writing for us. (If you’d like to join the gang, do send an email to info@shinynewbooks.co.uk).

gospel-of-lokiBut I can now do some linky posts … Today I’d love to direct you to my review of The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M Harris (yes there is an ‘M’, and yes it’s the same Joanne Harris as Chocolat). Click here to read the review and feel free to leave comments here or there or both.

The Gospel of Loki is a really fun take on the Norse Myths and I loved it. It is totally different to A.S.Byatt’s Ragnarok which I recently read and reviewed here.  For all it’s lightness in the way Harris tells the story of Loki, Odin, all the other Norse Gods and Ragnarok, the underpinning myth is all there though.  It also has the most gorgeous cover with a myriad of little gold leaf highlights which don’t show up on the picture. (8.5/10)

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Source: Own bought copy. To explore more about this book on Amazon UK, please click below:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris, pub Feb 2014 by Gollancz, 320 pages, hardback.

 

4 Comments

  1. I thought your review in Shiny New Books was excellent. I’d had reservations about this as I’m not really a Chocolat type person but I’ll get hold of it now.

  2. I’m the opposite as I love Joanne’s mainstream novels but this scares me a little…might reserve it at the library and dip my toes in that way!

  3. This looks great! I loved Chocolat, but didn’t like the other two books about Vianne. The references to modern things like iPods, etc. annoyed me because Chocolat was so obviously not set in a modern time. I’ll definitely have to read this book.

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